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Klitschko's Trainer Admits: Solis Was Injured By The Fall

By Ruslan Chikov

Fritz Zdunek, the coach for WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39KOs), agrees with Odlanier Solis (17-1, 12KOs), and his promoter Ahmet Oner. Klitschko pulled in a first round knockout victory over Solis on Saturday night at the Lanxess-Arena in Cologne, Germany. Solis was hit with a good right hand but then he stumbled and fell backwards - and during the fall he injured his right knee and was unable to continue in the conest.

Klitschko was angry at the result. He felt Solis could have continued but quit after tasting his power. Solis and Oner have blamed the post-punch knee injury for the end result. Zdunek agrees that Solis suffered a knee injury during his fall.

"He took a decent punch from Vitali and lost his balance. As a result, he injured his knee. It happens," Zdunek said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 03-20-2011

Blakk boxers are clowns and cowards.

Comment by KingOfBox on 03-20-2011

As awkward a fight as you could ask for... I didn't see Solis pulling this off anyway... As usual, too short, to unexperienced against top level opposition, and not as talented as Vitali... I don't like Wlad's style but Vitali…

Comment by joe strong on 03-20-2011

before we crap all over solis lets see what the doctors say...if the rumored 2 ligament tears are true then he should get a mulligan.yes he should take care of himself better but it was a freak accident.ive watched the…

Comment by someone090 on 03-20-2011

that fight was fake. solis took a dive. shortly after the "KO", Solis was walking around the ring and he had no problems with his knees. but in the interview he said it wasnt the punch, it was his knee.…

Comment by crackman on 03-20-2011

Klitschko's are a disgrace to heavyweightboxing.. solis would have won and was clearly winning untill the knee thing.. it was due to him being overweight and poor positioning anyone can clearly see that was a glancing blow and not hard…

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